i am SO BAD at numbers and decision making, which is how i can tell i'm playing the wrong game...
can a kindly individge have a looksie at my current gear and let me know what to throw my 1.8 mil gp at so i can die less and farm more?
all i ever wanted to do was have my pets be crazy hawt and that's how they are with the proctologist but the homework involved in gear purchasing is far beyond my clicking abilities.
help me plz or tell me to go play guild wars 2 because the pvp in gw1 was at least not gear dependent.
In general, your resist all, life regen, and lack of life on hit is what's holding you back.
1) Replace your shoulder, pants, and boots. You don't really need chill/immobilize/slow- fear, blind, freeze, and stun are much much more important and you already have those. Replace them with resist all and life regen as a priority while also getting as much int/armor as you can afford.
2) Replace the ring that doesn't have all resist. Buy one that has all resist and life on hit, with int/armor/life regen as a bonus if you can find them. If you have any more money, replace the other ring with one that has all resist and life on hit too. ~400 or so life on hit will make a HUGE difference in your survivability.
3) You can probably find a bracer with either higher knockback and all resist/life regen, or just forget about the knockback. I like knockback but it isn't necessary (fear/stun/blind/freeze are usually much better).
4) Your weapon and amulet are pretty decent, at least up to Act2 probably- I haven't had the patience to find an ammy with blind so I'm jealous.
Doing that should get you higher all resist and some life regen which will drastically improve your pet's survivability. The life on hit will make you near invincible while your pets are alive.
The next thing I would do is change up your build. With you gear I would run Fire Pit, Burning Dogs, Big Stinker, Frightening Aspect, Healing Journey, and Soul Harvest with whatever rune you prefer. I would also use Jungle Fort, Fierce Loyalty, and Zombie Handler. Zombie Bears isn't sustainable with you gear- you have very low mana regen and no VQ. Sacrifice, while the most fun skill a WD has, isn't worth using if you're going to try to get your pets to tank for you. Fierce Loyalty is necessary to give your pets the life regen you're going to be stacking. Healing Journey and Frightening Aspect also heal/buff your pets and can help them survive fights against elites. Soul Harvest will boost your DPS and give your pets a little extra all resist, though it could be changed out for any other skill you'd prefer probably (another DPS skill, or Hex, or BBV, or...).